The few months before summer vacation are when a teenager should start planning to get a summer job.  

First, you should determine the type of summer employment that you need or want. Included in this decision are the salary, the hours, and the location. Although you might not be able to find summer employment that meets all of your requirements, you should still be able to get the summer job that most of your requirements.  

Second, you should do a complete analysis of yourself. You need to determine what you have learned in school that will help you find the best summer job. Other considerations include what kind of similar work you have done, what skill you have, and what you have to offer an employer.

Next, you should write a resume. A professional resume will help you to present a professional image to potential employers. There are numerous websites on the Internet that can show how to write a professional resume.

Then, you should use all the resources that are available to you in order to find the perfect summer employment. You should talk to teachers, friend’s parent’s, older family members, and any other adults that you may know and inquire from them if they have any employment contacts. Provide them with copies of your resume. This is known as networking, and it will help you to get a good summer job.  

Next, you have to take action. This means you should hit the street after checking out the Internet, and the classified advertisements in the newspaper.

Then you will have to apply for the summer jobs that you are interested in. You will need your resume for this. Ensure that you are familiar with job applications and that you have all the necessary information to complete them.

Lastly, you7 will have to interview for the job. Be sure that you know understand the company. You should dress conservatively for the interview, think of the answers that you questions that you would ask if you were the employer, and develop answers to the usual interview questions. Most importantly, you should practice answering interview questions with a friend or family member. You can find typical questions on the Internet.

Employers are looking for teenagers who are motivated and who show leadership qualities, will work their full shift, will do the best job that they can, work well with others, have a positive attitude, will work hard, and be to work on time. You should display that you are a good investment to your employer, not only in the position that you are applying for, but also in future positions.

A summer job is just like any other job. Some days will be better than others. Never forget that as long as you are working, you are gaining experience, earning money, and making good contacts.

Alex Wu operates a cheap advertising website that lets people advertise, build groups, and connect. He hopes to create an active environment for businesses to place their part time jobs